GNU/Linux: Updating the new system and Managing software

  • Posted on: 2 May 2020
  • By: dexter

Once you have installed your system and are accustomed to the basic things, like handling file using the file manager, exploring the GUI etc. The first thing we need to do is update our system.

Why we should update the system?

One will ask why should the system be updated, we have just installed it. Well the thing is that by the time a Linux distro is released, you download and install it, there are lots of updates to the packages, kernel. There are security updates also. So to make sure you have a secure and up-to-date system, the first thing you need to do is update your system. Use the system update tool provided to do the same.

How do I add more Software?

Once you have updated your system, start the software manager package. The package give you groups from where you can look to packages or you can simply search for packages by name or the kind or tool you are looking, i.e searching for graphics will give you packages like gimp, draw, inksape etc.

 

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